Yes! You read that right. My three-year-old drew my latest tattoo. I loved it so much, I actually went and got it.
Tattoos are such a fun way to express yourself.
I have some that have a ton of meaning, one I just randomly got, and others that just make me smile. Yeah, they’re lifelong commitments and I know the whole ‘when you’re old’ comments. But, I still like them and want more.
This latest one will always be one of my favorites. I think I say that about all of mine.
A few weeks ago, I shared how Mila signed off birthday cards to other people. She draws a little creepy person and then scribbles for words.
Well, I really loved her creepy people and decided I wanted one of them tattooed on me.
So… I did it.
Before I went, I showed Mila the person I was getting. She was so ecstatic I was getting something she drew on me.
We talked about it a couple days before and I even heard her tell a few people too.
This is a big deal for her.
I love that I have the way she first drew people and seen the world. It reminds me that she pays most attention to facial expressions, if I’m paying attention to her, and legs. Which makes a lot of sense if you put yourself in a toddler’s shoes.
The tattoo took maybe thirty minutes to get. It was simple and quick to do.
I’m sure it was super easy to decipher a child’s drawing, but she honored it, line by line.
When Mila first saw me after my tattoo, she immediately wanted to see it. She reminded my family that she was the one that drew it and was so proud when she saw it on my leg.
As much as I love it now, I know she’ll always love it too.
In the future, I’d definitely be open to getting more of her artwork. We’ll see what she comes up with. I’m most definitely getting her handwriting through. That is so special to me.
Would you ever get one of your child’s drawings tattooed on you? Or do you think I’ve gone completely crazy!?